Government owes 150 teachers four years’ salary arrears

at 05:36 PM, 23/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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     The Benue State Government has admitted that it is owing 150 teachers four years’ salary arrears.

The Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. David Tsevende, made the admission in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi on Wednesday.

He was reacting to an enquiry by NAN on reports that 150 primary school teachers, recruited by the board in 2008, had not been paid anything since they assumed duty four years ago.

The teachers, had in separate interviews with NAN, pleaded for the payment of their salaries and had described their situation as ‘grave injustice’.

The teachers, who pleaded anonymity for fear of  being penalised, said they had undergone series of screenings without receiving the salaries.

They complained that the non-payment of their salaries had negatively impacted on their families, and made it difficult for them to make ends meet.

Some of them said they had been unable to continue with the payment of rents and had been evicted from their apartments. They said if the government did not need their services any no longer, they should lay them off rather than make them work without pay.

They, however, said that in spite of the hardships they were facing, they would not resign, claiming that if they did, their labour would be in vain.

Confirming the development, Tsevende blamed the delay in the payment of the salaries on the 2008 Verification Exercise Committee which, he said,  recommended the termination of the appointments of the teachers.

innocentbola at 12:46 AM, 2/09/2015 (2 years ago)
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hackynoni111 at 09:47 AM, 2/09/2015 (2 years ago)
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This is bad
bukolabk at 10:05 AM, 2/09/2015 (2 years ago)
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Ok wen are they paying


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